Today’s NASCAR America airs from 5-6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Carolyn Manno hosts and is joined by Kyle Petty in Stamford, Connecticut. Jeff Burton joins from his garage.
On today’s show:
- The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs are in full swing, but today the focus is on Charlotte for NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff Media Day. We’ll hear from playoff drivers Justin Allgaier, Christopher Bell, Elliott Sadler, and others.
- Five-time IndyCar Series Champion Scott Dixon joins the show to talk about his most recent title.
- We review Sunday’s playoff race at Las Vegas that saw hot temperatures, high tempers, and several playoff drivers involved in accidents. It’s the latest edition of Scan All.
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Ross Chastain survived three restarts inside the final 20 laps to score his first Xfinity Series win Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Chastain led 180 of 200 laps on the way to winning the DC Solar 300.
He beat Justin Allgaier, Cole Custer, Christopher Bell and Elliott Sadler.
Click here for results.
Saturday’s race marked the regular-season finale and finalized the 12-driver playoff field.
Allgaier secured the regular-season title and 15 bonus playoff points.
The top five through 25 races is Allgaier, Custer (-44 points), Bell (-48), Sadler (-69) and Hemric (-78).
The remaining seven drivers who will compete in the playoffs are Brandon Jones, Tyler Reddick, Ryan Truex, Matt Tifft, Chastain, Austin Cindric and Ryan Reed.
Click here for the point standings.
The Xfinity regular season comes to an end today in the inaugural DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Ryan Reed, Ross Chastain and Austin Cindric hold the final three playoff spots entering this race.
Here is all the info for today’s race:
(All times are Eastern)
START: Jeff Carpoff, president and CEO of DC Solar, will give the command to start engines at 5:07 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 5:16 p.m.
DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 200 laps (300 miles) around the 1.5-mile speedway.
STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 45. Stage 2 ends on Lap 90.
PRERACE SCHEDULE: Garage opens at 10:30 a.m. Driver/crew chief meeting is at 3:15 p.m. Driver introductions are at 4:30 p.m.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Victoria La Mala will perform the anthem at 5:01 p.m.
TV/RADIO: NBCSN will broadcast the race beginning at 5 p.m. Coverage begins with Countdown to Green at 4:30 p.m. on NBCSN. Performance Racing Network’s radio broadcast begins at 4:30 p.m. and can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will have the PRN broadcast.
FORECAST: wunderground.com calls for sunny skies with a high of 100 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain at the start of the race.
QUALIFYING: Daniel Hemric, Ryan Preece, Brandon Jones, Ryan Truex and Matt Tifft will start from the rear after failing to pass inspection in time to make a qualifying attempt.
LAST TIME: Kyle Larson won at this track in March. Christopher Bell was second and Justin Allgaier was third.
STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the starting lineup.
LAS VEGAS – Martin Truex Jr. and Daniel Suarez will be penalized 30 minutes each in the first practice Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for inspection issues last weekend at Indianapolis. They are among seven Cup cars that will be penalized.
Truex and Suarez are being docked practice time for failing pre-race inspection three or more times at Indy.
The cars of Austin Dillon and Reed Sorenson will miss 15 minutes each in the first practice for failing pre-race inspection. Dillon’s team failed it at Darlington and Sorenson’s team at Bristol.
Also missing 15 minutes of the first practice is Kyle Larson (late to inspection), B.J. McLeod (late to inspection) and Ross Chastain (missing the rookie meeting).
Opening Cup practice is from 2:05 – 2:55 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
In the Xfinity Series, two cars will be docked 30 minutes of practice in the first session and 10 cars will be docked 15 minutes each of the opening practice.
Penalized 30 minutes will be the teams of Brandon Jones and Spencer Gallagher for failing pre-race inspection three or more times.
Missing 15 minutes of Xfinity practice will be the teams of Matt Tifft, Justin Allgaier, Max Tullman, Joey Gase and David Starr for being late to inspection.
Missing 15 minutes of Xfinity practice for failing inspection twice are the teams of Ryan Truex, Ryan Preece, Austin Cindric and Ross Chastain.
Missing 15 minutes of Xfinity practice for inspection interference after a race is the team of Cole Custer.
Xfinity practice is from 3:05 – 3:55 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Justin Allgaier claimed his fifth win of the year Monday in the Xfinity race at Indianapolis.
Allgaier beat Tyler Reddick and Ryan Blaney.
Allgaier now leads the series in wins this season.
Elliott Sadler earned his first DNF of the season.
Click here for the results.
Allgaier solidified his lead in the standings, as he now has a 49-point advantage over Cole Custer.
Christopher Bell is third (-52), followed by Daniel Hemric (-55) and Elliott Sadler (-69).
Click here for the full standings.